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Further pictures of the derelict cinema here:–
More photos of the Academy here :–
Further interior photos before the cinema was ruined here:–
Exterior and interior photos of the Palace can be found here:–
Exterior photos of the cinema under Cannon here :–
Interior and exterior photos of the Odeon as the Kings Church here :–
Photo of the cinema under Classic here :–
Another photo of the Kwik-save former Odeon here:–
The buildings entrance was originally on the far corner of the front of the building.
Exterior photo of the Watford Gaumont / Odeon after closure here :–
An interior shot of the partitioned-off balcony showing the domed ceiling and part of the frieze here:–
Exterior picture taken just after closure of the Broadway here:–
Exterior photo of the Essoldo as a bingo hall here:–
Two further pictures here :–
Another view of the Troxy – showing the pub that seemingly refused to go away when the cinema was designed!
A second screen has now been added to the Palace cinema (opened 2006) and it was one of the first in the area to utilise digital projection.
A recent photo of the exterior can be found here :
Photo of the demolition here :
This show the balcony remains being ripped out – note the lack of seating under the balcony area.
Don’t know the current status but the agents were Barton Kendal, 122 Yorkshire Street, Burnley. Tel: 01706 353794.
Also the Northern Morris circuit, based in the North of England, would be a good operator.
Exterior picture from 2006 here:
Interior shot of tile shop here:
Exterior photo from 2006 here:
Exterior pic from 2006 here
According to one paper on Czech cinema, this at one time was the most profitable cinema in the country. I would judge from an exterior viewing only, that the Alfa is on two levels (both underground) and possibly around 600-800 seats. Cinemas do not appear to have had particularly large seating capacities here, so maybe there is some truth in the financial statement.
Exterior photo of one of the entrances here (taken 2006):
Exterior photo taken in 2006 here:
Exterior photo here (2006):
Photo from 2006 here